Last month I was able to make another visit to one of my favorite cities! Nashville has and always will have a special place in my heart. I would even seriously consider moving here if it wasn't for the fact that David can't stand the heat…baby. This time around we spent a lot of time visiting local spots that are unique and have the ever enchanting “Nashville vibe” I have come to love so much. 

The Gulch

Our first stop of the day was to an area I ended up really enjoying. The Gulch is a section of Nashville chalked full of local stores and restaurants as well as some amazing artwork like the beautiful pair of wings I got some shots in front of. This is where we met up with our Nashville native friend, Gabe for some breakfast before hitting the town to take some photos!

Biscuit Love

I had put this place on my list of potential breakfast spots a while ago, so I was more than excited when our trusty friend Gabe recommended it as our meet up spot!  When you get to the restaurant, depending how long the wait is, you could potentially be standing outside in the heat, so take that into consideration when deciding when to make your visit. Luckily for me, we didn't have to wait too long in line because Gabe got there before we did so he braved the heat for us!

The food overall was good, not great. I would recommend this spot to try at least once. The staff is very friendly the place is clean. I stuck with the traditional biscuits and gravy and was not disappointed; I just wasn't blown away.

Art Walls

One of the main reasons I wanted to come to Nashville this time around, was to get some maternity photos in from to some of the amazing art walls scattered throughout the city. I didn't even make a dent in my list of walls I wanted to visit, but alas I got some pretty great shots! 

Butchertown Hall

While exploring the city we found out that Gabe’s cousin from Memphis was in town, so we decided to meet up with him and his lady for lunch. All of us except Gabe were new to the restaurant, and we were all happy and full when we left!

 If you are a fan of wood-fire cooking and an extensive list of local beers, then this is the spot for you! This beer garden and neighborhood restaurant was the perfect place for us to grab some lunch. The place was clean, the staff was excellent, and the atmosphere was very laid back. I will say the portions are massive so take that into consideration when you are ordering.  I highly recommend the queso, which we got as an appetizer.

Pinewood Social
I would have fallen in love with this place if I wasn’t pregnant. I am not sure how to describe this bar/lounge/bowling alley. My best attempt would be that it is a place where people can go, and are encouraged to communicate with others besides the ones they came with. While we were here, David had his very first Cuban latte, and he was quite the fan of it. I recommend any of the coffee beverages as mine was delicious as well! 

Five Daughters Bakery

On our way out of town, this girl was craving sweets! I had seen a lot of my fellow travel bloggers mention this local donut shop and was elated when I discovered it was only a few blocks from where we were staying! The shop is a small yet quickly growing family owned business (which are my favorite!) I immediately fell in love with this place. 

 Unfortunately, we were in a hurry to make it back home, and David left his camera in the car. I promise next time we are there we will be sure to get some mouth-watering photos for you all to look at and envy over! 

All photos in this blog post were taken by my fellow life notes partner, David Beardsley. Check him out on his website and social media accounts! He loves making new friends!  Instagram * Facebook * Website

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